The following Spencer County Middle School students were chosen to participate in the All-District Honors Band: Trinity Johnson, Alyssa Richendollar, Ashley Whitaker, Audrey Michels, Drake Watson, Samantha Hawkins, Ramsey Knotts, Marin Bennett, Collin Hall, Andrew Ruetschle, Jeremiah Potter and Cody Robinson.


    Spencer County Elementary fifth graders from Mrs. Noel’s Health and Physical Education class recently learned how to ‘Be the Beat.’  Be the Beat is an interactive lesson from the American Heart Association in which students learn to provide hands-only CPR to a person in need.  Students gave compressions for 1 minute to practice and were encouraged to keep the beat of the song ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by the Bee Gees to find the correct timing.  For more information, you may visit the website http://bethebeat.heart.org/.


  • When history has been your life for half a century, you tend to collect boxes and boxes of clippings, notes, pictures and the like.
    This was found in a notebook.
    On April 29, 1948, John B. Carr was chosen secretary-treasurer of the Suburban Amateur Baseball League. This followed by three days, Taylorsville joining Jeffersontown, Buechel, Okalona, LaGrange and J-and-S Cafe. The manager was Robert Cotton.

  • 60 years ago
    Feb. 25, 1954
    Barbara Watson Is UK Representative
    Miss Barbara Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Watson,Taylorsville, will go to Chicago in March as music representative from the University of Kentucky to the music convention to be held there.

  • Grace Chapel to host revival March 5-8
    Grace Chapel will host revival March 5-8 with evangelist Keith Creech. Services will begin at 7 each evening. The community is invited to attend. For more information, call Pastor Johnny Hood at 502-918-0088.

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings at First Christian
    Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held at First Christian Church weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 502-902-1648.

  • Today’s column is based upon scripture from Matthew chapter 5: “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”
    February is the month many people celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  • It seems like super hero movies are a big deal these days. Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man and all the others fly off the big screen at us. Larger than life heroes, many with their own flaws, but each fighting the bad guys and defending folks just like you and me.
    Of course superheroes don’t really exist, and it is sort of sad what some people see as heroic. Let’s face it, a basketball player isn’t a hero, he’s just playing a game. And the latest movie sensation? She may be a great actress, but a hero?

  • You are probably asking yourself why I am doing an article about the subject of love after the day when everybody (well almost everybody) did something special for someone special.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What resources do you recommend that offer help to caregivers? I’ve been taking care of my 82-year-old mother, and it’s wearing me to a frazzle.
    Exhausted Daughter

  • Yesterday, 4:30 pm, after shedding my city boots for my country boots I headed back out the door with my egg basket and a jug of water.  Our two livestock guardian dogs by my side, we head back to the barn.  In the blink of an eye Baxter and Finca take off in full defense mode towards our hens and the barn.  Baxter takes the front and Finca takes the back.  And, to my bewilderment, a beautiful coyote is flushed from beyond and the dogs follow pursuit.  Wiley coyote hits the frozen lake and the dogs circle.

  • A long winter with frequent bouts of ice and snow has not been kind to Spencer County trees, and we’ll probably be hearing the buzz of chainsaws with increasing frequency as things warm up and thaw out.

  • They came from the east to challenge the elements and face the dangers of territory that would become the state of “Kentucky.”
    It was 230 years ago, in the spring of 1780, that a few brave families chose to settle near the upper waters of a creek named for explorer Tom Simpson.
    A stockade was constructed near Simpson Creek and was named for the leader of the group, William Kincheloe, and was called “Kincheloe Station.”

  • Spencer County Elementary students Samantha Johnson and Michael Cox help promote a love of reading during Valentine’s week.


    Leah Mae Ware is proud to announce the birth of her brother, Ezekiel Terrence Dean Ware. Ezekiel is the son of Aaron and Jamie Ware of Mount Eden. He was born Dec. 26, weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce. He was 20.5 inches long. Ezekiel’s great grandparents are Sid and the late Arvilla Ware, Ray and Barbara Ellis, Michael and Debbie Ward, Terry and Maxie Ahearn and the late Robin Fritts. His grandparents are Dean and Lisa Ware of Mount Eden.


    Taylorsville residents Jamie Scott and Amanda Branham welcomed their son, Braxton Cole Scott, to the world on Jan. 11 at 4:33 p.m.
    Braxton was born at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured16.5 inches long.

  • The 2009 January ice storm knocked down limbs, electricity and phone service across Kentucky. The damage to trees was astounding, to say the least.
    Last week’s icy “situation” brought back the memory of those dread-filled days as we slowly tackled the clean-up effort at the farm. This year’s ice is not nearly as bad as 2009, but it sure left a mess in its wake.
    If you are among those with heavy damage, assess the situation with an eye toward safety.

  • 60 years ago
    Feb. 11, 1954

    Short courses for purebred and commercial breeders of beef cattle, feeders and herdsmen will be held at the University of Kentucky.
    Speakers will include Dr. C. S. Hobbs, University of Tennessee; Ken Littleton, Round Hill, Va.; Doyle Chambers, Oklahoma A. and M. College.

  • The decision to save the Ashes Creek School and Yates (or Meyers) House log cabin from destruction when Taylorsville Lake was being formed was truly significant.
    “Ashes Creek” is indeed a creek, but it has always been considered a place like Briar Ridge, Possum Ridge or Hickory Ridge.
    Joellen Tyler Johnston wrote an excellent series on the history of Ashes Creek in 1993.